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North Pole hosts junior ice carving championships

NORTH POLE - Talen Bodda spent Saturday lifting heavy objects, enduring subzero temperatures and getting covered with a thick layer of ice shavings. All in all, it was a pretty great day.
UAF appeals postseason bans for 2 women's sports

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks is appealing NCAA postseason bans for its women's basketball and women's swimming teams. The two sports were among the teams that received a postseason ban as part of penalties for NCAA infractions.
Ostrom and Boxers battle in Alaska

Juneau-Douglas High School alumna Nani Ostrom returned to her roots, well, flew over them anyway, helping her Pacific University (Ore.
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space.
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

KETCHIKAN - More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast's fisheries technology program.
Fairbanks launches new technology for bus riders

FAIRBANKS - Answering the question "Where's my bus?" is no longer a guessing game for public transit riders in Fairbanks.
Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

ANCHORAGE - The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes. Noble Drilling U.S.
Analysis: Southeast wolves aren't subspecies

...Alaska's wolves aren't as unique as some may think, according to a new scientific report published.University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Matthew Cronin published a paper in the Journal of Heredity concluding that Southeast Alaska's...
'Placeholder' state budget includes $17M in UA cuts

Squeezed by a multimillion-dollar cut to state funding, the three main campuses of the University of Alaska were forced to scale back facilities and programs and shed employees.
For Walker, Parnell's budget a placeholder

...she worked for more than 24 years, most recently as the vice chancellor of administrative services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Incidentally, she was also the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal for air rifle shooting in 1984...


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